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Colorful Painted Backsplash

UPDATE!!! This project was selected as a finalist for Frogtape's "Earn Your Stripes Contest"! Please vote for me to win the $5,000 grand prize using this link: You can vote every day! Please share with your family and friends too!
I created this colorful painted backsplash for just $30 using frogtape and paint samples! Check out the whole tutorial with lots more pictures below. This project was even featured on Apartment Therapy! Woohoo! You can check out this and more of my projects on my blog (link at the end of this post).

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies With Household Items

I don't know about you, but this time of year the fruit flies are out in full force at our house. To me they are one of the most annoying bugs, and they seem to multiply like bunnies! Apparently female fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs at a time and their life spans are 40-50 days, during which time they can lay several 500-egg batches. No wonder they are so hard to get rid of!

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Home Office Reveal

Our DIY home office is finished! We did everything in this room ourselves, from the hardwood floors, to the built-in desk and bookshelves to the crown molding. The built-ins are definitely my favorite part of this room... they were a labor of love!

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Please Vote for My DIY Painted Backsplash!!

My DIY Painted Backsplash was selected as one of the top six finalists for Frogtape's "Earn Your Stripes Contest". Now I need YOUR votes to help me win the $5,000 grand prize! Anyone with a valid email address can vote once a day so please vote often and share with anyone and everyone you can!! Here is the link to vote for my project: Thank you sooooo much for your support!!

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How to Install Easy Exterior Home Lighting

After two years in our home we finally got around to installing some exterior lighting and I am so thrilled with how it turned out. This job was SO easy to do. It only took about 2 hours and required no special skills or equipment. The price will vary depending on how many lights you want, but we wound up spending about $300. $300 and 2 hours of time for a BIG IMPACT… not too shabby!

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DIY Industrial Paper Towel Holder

I created this industrial oil-bubbed bronze papertowel/TP holder using a wood base and black iron pipe and fittings!

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My Etsy Shop is Open for Business!!

I am thrilled to announce that my long-awaited shop, Waffle Bunny Creations is finally open for business! So far I have four items listed (shown below), but I plan to add more in the very near future (including custom family name signs)! This is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time and finally pulled the trigger… very slowwwwly pulled the trigger… who knew how much work it is to open an etsy shop?? I would love it if you could take a minute to check out my shop: You can also shop on my blog at

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DIY Fabric Covered Cork Board

This project is a cheap, easy way to bring some functional color and pattern into your home or classroom! For the full tutorial, visit my blog (link below)!

About meI love everything home decor and DIY. Check out my DIY blog here: Get the details of this family room here: